Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just Once I’d Love to Hear “Thank You”

Sadly few managers do a good job at positive reinforcement. Yet, encouraging words are far more motivational than constantly harping on mistakes. Someone wrote me these words, “My boss never says thank you, never gives me any recognition for a job well done. Just once I’d love to hear a positive word from him.” Gloomy commentary, but most likely we’ve all had thoughts just like it.

But wait, as believers we have a great advantage here. The Bible tells us in Colossians 3: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

If we perform our everyday work like we’re working for him, we're going to be recognized and rewarded by the Lord, whether our employer ever appreciates us or not. So, we can be happy to know that we can be assured of a heavenly reward. Does that encourage you? Now maybe you can find a way to encourage someone else.


  1. Mary, just got back from Cannon Beach Conference Center and the most marvelous week-end. GOD has so truly blessed you as the most wonderful speaker. I'm so glad that you realized that GOD has designed you just the way you are, and I'm also grateful that you didn't try and 'change' yourself into some quiet, meek wallflower. You are perfect (in CHRIST) and you are playing a vital role in the lives of so many women. Thank you for all your encouragement! I LOVED your rendition of Alice's heaven. Amazing....and so uplifting! Really makes a girl think! Thank you again!

  2. It's very kind of you to send such encouraging words. I'm grateful to know that God used messages from the weekend to speak to you.